Our Farming Community
We go beyond “bean-to-bar” by involving ourselves in every step of the process. We offer constant support to farmers and teach them organic farming and business management fundamentals. We buy our beans at higher value to inspire quality and to give farmers the opportunity to improve their standard of living.
We take the “bean-to-bar” concept further by understanding and involving ourselves in every step of the process.
At Auro, we directly purchase all of our cocoa beans from cacao farmers who share the same values. We are committed to building fair and sustainable partnerships that empower farmers to continuously improve both yield and quality.
The common issues farmers face are the lack of infrastructure, reliance on expensive inputs, and poor management. To address these, we offer constant support by educating the farmers on international quality standards as well as the necessary skills such as organic farming method, proper post harvest practices and farm business management.
Better Quality, Better Price
In order to achieve our goal of placing the Philippines on the world cocoa map as a source and producer of fine cocoa and chocolate, we use a unique pricing structure that offers significant price premiums that are 10-30% above global market price to encourage and incentivize farmers to improve quality and cultivate better varieties.